Art is subjective, but we think we can objectively say that Massachusetts has the best art in the entire solar system. After all, it’s home to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, one of the world’s most impressive collections of fine art; Mass MoCA, the country’s most fertile site for large scale new art; and the “small but big” Worcester Art and Fitchburg Art Museums. Plus, there’s a whole museum of bad art, and one that’s free if your name is Isabella. Wake up your soul at the Jacob’s Pillow dance festival, catch yourself clapping inappropriately loud for the world famous Boston Symphony Orchestra or banging your head (in a good way) in the birthplace of hardcore punk. And don’t leave without experiencing some drama (also in a good way) at one of our amazing theaters, from The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in The Berkshires to Worcester’s majestic Hanover Theatre to Boston’s storied theater district. You can also visit the Massachusetts Cultural Council website for more information on the arts in Massachusetts.

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  • Shakespeare & Company, Lenox

  • Cyclorama, Boston

  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate +
    334 saves

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum +
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    DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

    Lincoln

  • Peabody Essex Museum +
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    Peabody Essex Museum

    Salem

  • Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, a Historic New England property +
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    Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, a Historic New England property

    Gloucester

  • Phillips House Museum +
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    Phillips House Museum

    Salem

  • Ipswich Museum +
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    Ipswich Museum

    Ipswich

  • Sargent House Museum +
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    Sargent House Museum

    Gloucester

  • Cogswell's Grant, a Historic New England Property +
    14 saves

    Cogswell's Grant, a Historic New England Property

    Essex

  • Brush Art Gallery & Studios +
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    Brush Art Gallery & Studios

    Lowell

  • Marblehead Museum +
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    Marblehead Museum

    Marblehead

  • Gropius House +
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    Gropius House

    Lincoln

  • Cape Ann Museum +
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    Cape Ann Museum

    Gloucester

  • Codman Estate Carriage House +
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    Codman Estate Carriage House

    Lincoln

  • Whistler House Museum of Art +
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    Whistler House Museum of Art

    Lowell

  • Pinot's Palette Lexington Center +
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    Pinot's Palette Lexington Center

    Lexington

  • New England Quilt Museum

    Lowell

    The New England Quilt Museum, at the heart of America's textile region, is the only institution in the northeast devoted... more

    + 6 saves
  • Custom House Maritime Museum

    Newburyport

    The Custom House Maritime Museum is gateway to the rich maritime heritage of Newburyport, the eastern seacoast's first major commercial... more

    + 4 saves
  • Cape Ann Artisans

    Rockport

    16 working studios, visit with the artisans who create and design sculpture, art, hand blown glass,mosaics and pottery. The group... more

    + 3 saves
  • Addison Gallery of American Art

    Andover

    Home to one of the most comprehensive collections of American art in the world, the Addison Gallery of American Art... more

    + 1 saves
  • Arabella Gallery

    Salem

    Arabella Gallery, located in the heart of Pickering Wharf, represents some of New England's finest artists and artisans offering an... more

    + 1 saves